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A History of Abantu-Batho Newspaper 1912-1931

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Newspapers or publications by African people played a critical role in giving them an alternative space to articulate their views... read more
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The period of the Second World War marked important developments in South Africa’s social, political and economic front for Black... read more
From: South Africa's Radical Tradition, a documentary history, Volume One 1907 - 1950, by Allison Drew Introduction South Africa's... read more
This article was taken from the book The Final Prize by Norman Levy (Chapter 12) A Charge of Treason When detectives invaded the... read more
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Before the Europeans settled in the Cape in 1652, the indigenous economy was dominated by subsistence agriculture and hunting. Up to the... read more
This article was taken from the book The Final Prize by Norman Levy (Chapter 10) Time for a Chartist Movement The idea of the Freedom... read more
The Institute of Industrial Education (IIE) was founded in Durban and held its inaugurating meeting on 30 May 1973.  Its objective was... read more
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After the French Revolution, the newly founded Republic of France conquered the Netherlands in 1795. The Netherlands became known as the... read more
Even before PW Botha became the Prime Minister, Prime Minister John Vorster appointed the Theron Commission in 1977 to look into the... read more
This article was written by Nicole Dellaportas and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Women... read more
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During the 1960s most of Africa’s countries had gained independence except for Namibia. Geographically, Namibia is made up of... read more
Pre-1804 Khoisan hunter gatherers are the first inhabitants of the region, before Sotho-Tswana peoples colonized the general region... read more
The United Women’s Organisation (UWO) was launched in April 1981 with 400 delegates from the Western Cape attending. Some of the... read more
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Introduction The history of White colonial land dispossession did not begin with the passing of the Native Land Act in 1913, it spans back... read more
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The largest North-Sotho language group in South Africa are the Bapedi group, who arrived in the northern province around the 1650s, and... read more
Around one-thousand people were employed in the Natal clothing industry in the early 1930s. At least half of the workforce was getting paid... read more
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The first mention of a Coloured Affairs Department (CAD) and Coloured Advisory Council (CAC) was made by Prime Minister Jan Smuts, in 1941... read more
On 16 December, 1961, Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) was launched as an armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC). The formation of the MK... read more
Official figures released in November 1983 showed that of the potential 1,456,549 Coloured and 480,053 Indian voters only 46% and 62%,... read more
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In democratic South Africa, the government allows citizens to express dissatisfaction through peaceful demonstrations. Workers are also... read more
Poqo was formed as an armed wing to the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) during the 1960's and was known for its aggressively violent... read more
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Mkhumbane is a three-act musical with lyrics written by Alan Paton and the music by Todd Tozama Matshikiza. In 1959 Matshikiza wrote the... read more

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